Back in my day, we started school after Labor Day. But in 2014, here in Webster Groves, Missouri, the kids have been at their desks now for about two weeks. And, here on Cookie Connection, the back-to-school postings started well before then, probably as early as July! (Wow, talk about getting a jumpstart!)
It seems only fitting then that we highlight the best of back-to-school cookies this week - and, boy, did we have some great ones. Know any kids who aren't so happy about returning to the classroom? Well, here's the antidote. Any one of these sets is sure to cheer them up!
Congrats to this week's hot list*! And, don't forget, we've got a live chat today (Saturday, August 23, 9 am central) with Cookie'sCool instructor, Francesca Belfiore of Dolcimaterieprime. I hope to "see" you there.
#1: Apple for the Teacher by Cadillac Cookies
#2: School Bus by Buttercup Cookie
#3: Thank You Teacher Cookies 2014 by Cheerful Momma's Custom Art Cookies [EDITOR'S NOTE: Special congrats to this talented newcomer to the site!]
#4: Vuelta al Cole (aka Back to School) by Carmen Hermuz [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another gifted newcomer!]
#5: Teacher Appreciation by Melissa at Art of Frosting
#6: Thanks for Bean a Great Teacher by Compassionate Cake
#7: First Day of School by Amy's Sweetcraft
#8: Back-to-School Cookie Supplies by Nicole Jackson Silva [EDITOR'S NOTE: Yet another newcomer in the month of August!]
#9: Back to School by Dhsprad
#10: School Set by Winn at Cherry Blossom Creations
* As a reminder, a word about how the rankings are determined: The rankings are not at all subjective. In fact, they are determined essentially by you, our members, and the activity (number of views, likes, and comments) you've bestowed on each photo. The site uses a top-secret algorithm that weighs these various factors to determine which photos are trending most quickly (i.e., are the "hottest") over specified periods of time. As such, the hot list at the time of this announcement may look a little different a few hours or a day from now as more photos are added to the site.
So that no one has an unfair advantage in making it onto a hot list, the algorithm is secret even to site administrators. Only our platform developers know the code, which has been exhaustively tested by those developers and Cookie Connection staff.
All photos shown here are the courtesy (and copyright) of the designers listed.
To check out our other hot lists, at any time of day, visit our Hot Spot, also found in the site's main navigation line.